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Dean Obeidallah

FLYNN: Kathy Griffin Hopefully Decapitates Partisan Comedy, a Joyless Oxymoron

Kathy Griffin transformed from jokester to punchline this week by holding the image of the president’s severed head. Offending comes with the territory, but some comics mistake this as their raison d’etre. They miss that the essential aspect of comedy, even (especially?) in hyper-politicized times, remains to provoke laughter.

Kathy Griffin speaks during a press conference at The Bloom Firm on June 2, 2017 in Woodland Hills, California. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

CNN’s W. Kamau Bell: Islam Part of America’s Founding

Americans are certainly tolerant enough to accept law-abiding and tolerant Muslim communities into the fabric of American social and political life without being taught lies about the role Islam played in American history, or being made to feel that Islam’s claims on this continent precede anyone else’s.

Barbary Wars (Dennis Malone Carter / Naval Historical Center / Wikimedia Commons)

Daily Beast Columnist Raises Funds for HAMAS-linked CAIR

Dean Obeidallah, one of The Daily Beast’s regular columnists is working this weekend as a fundraiser for the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The CAIR group is so closely entwined with Islamists and with jihadis that court documents and news reports shows that at least five of its board members or former employees have been repatriated, jailed, or denied entry to the United States.

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Muslim Comic Obeidallah: Radical Islam ‘Made Up’

Forget about the hundreds-of-thousands that are being slaughtered in the Middle East under the banner of Islam, radical Islam is a “made-up idea,” according to Dean Obeidallah, the Daily Beast’s resident comedian/writer.


Daily Beast’s Obeidallah: Radical Islam ‘Made-Up Idea’

Daily Beast writer Dean Obeidallah argued that radical Islam is a “made-up idea” on Monday’s “CNN Newsroom.” Obeidallah, commenting on “Saturday Night Live’s” sketch about the fear of drawing the prophet Mohammed, stated, “I thought it was extremely funny. I praised


Obeidallah: ‘There Are Limits’ on Free Speech for Inciting Hatred

Daily Beast columnist Dean Obeidallah argued that while drawing Mohammed is “defensible,” “there are limits” on free speech for trying to “incite hatred” on Monday’s “CNN Newsroom.” Obeidallah stated, “we all universally defend her [Pamela Geller] right to draw the